Food Chemist Responsibilities
The food chemist responsibilities include working as a food scientist or a food technologist who investigates a lot in order to grow and enhance food items and beverages. He examines the food items by running a wide range of procedures on them wherein natural and artificial food items and materials are integrated. He also studies and examines the receptive effects of and experimenting the food items. He also makes sure that the food products are in complete agreement with the policies of the food and drug administration (FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
He works under his administrator with an intention to grow and enforce all the rules, regulations and project execution methods of the industry with respect to proper laboratory facilities and states. He works as a connecting representative between his department and customers. He prepares all the documented agreements and lays emphasis on the development of projects. A food chemist has many key responsibilities that are as under:
- Executing operations wherein he leads a team, supervises it, studies and examines the food items to rise up to the expectations of his customers and ensuring that they are satisfied
- Administrating the prospects of his customers and displaying negative information when neeeded
- Observing and transcripting all the lab activities and ensuring their agreement with all the FDA and USDA procedures and guidelines
- Executing the project operations successfully in restrictive, procedural, investigative, progress as well as choice authority areas
- Observing the manufacture of food items and making sure that the preparation procedures of food are accurate and in compliance with the industry standards
- Inspecting and scrutinizing the food items in order to ascertain the amount of vitamins, carbohydrates, nutrients and lipids in them so that the food store workers can easily give a good description of the food to his customers
- Finding out and testing various food keeping procedures and food complementaries
- Enhancing, creating and developing the active food products and food items
- Executing some procedures and methods that are required to perform his project operations
- Implementing certain food standards for the government and ensuring that the industry workers are complying with the rules, regulations and policies of the organization
- Enhancing the different methods and procedures necessary to carry out his operations
- Analyzing the material alterations that occur in food stocks and food items
- Discovering new ways and means of processing food and food items in order to ensure that they don't lose the essential nutrients
- Analyzing the immediate and after-effects of food supplementaries and ensuring enough supply of food in order to meet the demands of the whole world
- Attempting to discover fresh sources of vitamins and proteins and coming out with successful plans to meet food crisis in the world
- Giving more importance to nutrients among the quality, smell and texture of foods that are sent through various methods and procedures
- Examining the natural food constituents in order to ensure that they are fresh and flawless resulting in their ripeness
- Running different food operations as per the rules and policies of the government
- Narrowing down and concentrating on specific foods and methods in order to execute his job responsibilities successfully
- Investigating the advancement of food structure and storage of food items
- Making harmless food items and studying and scheming new procedure methods
- Working with his subordinates to execute projects within the given time
- Making sure that the superior choice products are maintained firmly
- Organizing the manufacture particularities and repairing the process operations in case they have gone haywire
- Assessing the retention methods and other procedures in the industry and leaving behind impressive achievements
- Administrating and overseeing quality repair operations in store houses
- Executing other operations that fall under his jurisdiction
Qualifications and Skills Required
The candidate who wants to become a food chemist should have a bachelor's degree in food science, agricultural science or a similar field. Entry level investigation positions need a a master's degree while the other senior investigative positions need a doctorate. He needs to have interest in this field and needs to pass the required exams and keep the education credits going on. He also requires to attend classes on food process operations, food laws and rules, food analysis and food chemistry. Apart from all these, he needs to have a healthy mind and body to balance all the responsibilities with stability.
These depend on the kind of work he executes for around 35-40 hours in a week. He works in laboratories, colleges and food process industries.
A food chemist draws an average salary of around USD 50, 000 per annum. But this may depend on his experience and educational qualifications. He also gets insurance and holiday benefits.
Thus, the food chemist responsibilities include examining the food items and ensuring the availability of food for the growing population of the world.